Man found guilty of violent 2012 killing of girlfriend in Lompoc

Posted at 8:27 AM, Apr 24, 2018

A man on trial for the brutal killing of his girlfriend back in 2012 was found guilty Monday of premeditated and first-degree murder.

Santa Barbara County District Attorney Joyce E. Dudley says Eduardo Robles, 29, now faces life behind bars.

Lompoc police said Robles murdered Selina Bustos on June 15, 2012.

“Ms. Bustos’ incomprehensibly violent death was the direct result of the defendant having stabbed her 30 times, leaving her in his locked room and then fleeing to Mexico. It took almost 2 years to bring him back to Santa Barbara County," Dudley said in a press release.

Sentencing is scheduled for June 6.